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What's Your Take On How Gov. Chris Christie Spoke To A Navy Seal At A Recent Town Meeting?

How do you think he should have handled it? Tell us in the comments section below


Gov. Chris Christie recently called Navy Seal and Iraq war veteran William D. Brown Jr. "an idiot" after Brown spoke against Christie's plan to merge Rowan University with Rutgers at a town meeting in Roebling.

Listen to the tape and let us know what you think of the exchange between the governor and Brown.

Wise Owl March 12, 2012 at 06:03 PM
While I consider myself a conservative republican, I have lost a great deal of respect for the governor over this issue. The man served his country in a time of war and was simply stating his position. The governor acted like a pompous A**hole and was the one who was out of line. He came across has both a spoiled rotten kid and an egomaniac, which he is. He has to grow up and gain some emotional maturity. Why is it always about him and always someone else at fault? And the way he ended it by getting on his soap box and saying he was the governor. He is so full of himself. The bottom line is he was way out of line in treating a war vet like that. Isn't freedom of speech and assembly one of the things he put his life on the line for. The governor should be ashamed and man up and apologize to the Vet and the Citizens of NJ for his outburst.
Danny March 12, 2012 at 06:04 PM
As usual Christie has shown that he is nothing more than a big (and I mean big) bully. Any time someone disagrees with him and does something he does not like, he reverts to name calling. He is a disgrace to the position. I made the mistake of voting for him and regret it every day more and more as he shows his true colors. He only cares about big business and his fat cat friends.
Eggs-n-Toast March 12, 2012 at 06:37 PM
As much as I can not stand Christie, I have to say that the fact the other man in question was a veteran really makes no difference. Unless the citizen made it known he was a vet, how was Christie supposed to know? (I didn't see the altercation on video anywhere, but maybe the guy DID say he was a vet?) However, all that being said, it doesn't matter if the guy is a vet or not, because NO ONE should be spoken to like that by a public official. Chris Christie has absolutely NO class or decorum at all. He is a bully and a blow-hard big mouth. Another stereotypical example of NJ we don't need.
Oscar Wilde March 12, 2012 at 07:23 PM
christie thinks this act of his, is going over well nationally........it is already old and he is an idiot not to realize this
River City Rover March 12, 2012 at 07:33 PM
He is just an obnoxious, overweight bully. Maybe he should go back to when he was the US Attorney for NJ and spent twice the alloted limit on 5 star hotels on the US Government and taxpayers dime. He can dish it out but he can't take it. Just look at the poll results and you'll see that even here in GOP Ocean County people are fed up with his demeanor. He is just NO CLASS!
walt tupycia March 12, 2012 at 08:15 PM
i used to be a supporter he is a very nasty person.He needs to grow up and be a profesional.
walt tupycia March 12, 2012 at 08:16 PM
he will never make it as VP.You cannot have a nasty attitude.
walt tupycia March 12, 2012 at 08:17 PM
His attitude will kill Rommey.
walt tupycia March 12, 2012 at 08:19 PM
if you disagree with him the police will throw you out.BS
Concerned citizen March 12, 2012 at 08:32 PM
All that big axxhole needs is a machine gun strapped to him and he would look and act like the head of the Mafia, if he isn't already!
Concerned citizen March 12, 2012 at 08:33 PM
No class but plenty of ASS!
Shelly March 13, 2012 at 12:06 AM
The fact that the person is a vet is should not be a factor in this case. Just because someone chose the military as their job ( a NOBLE one, but a job non-the-less ) does not mean he/she is any better or worse than anyone else who is verbally abused or handled disgracefully. The governor's behavior was deplorable, whether he was addressing a vet, senior citizen, lawyer or everyday mom.
River City Rover March 13, 2012 at 01:04 AM
I'm sad to say I voted for him. He suffers from a disorder that goes back to his childhood; the kids bullied him and now he is the bully....sad, but true. He disgraces our state.
Poindexter McSmash March 13, 2012 at 12:12 PM
Soprano? Or just a fat slob! He said that the taxes would not be raised, but all of the towns in NJ raised their taxes any way. How much more money for parkway tolls? If we didn't break it, why do we have to fix it? It's not our falt that they miss spend our money, so why do we have to pay for it? Please bring back the original democratic party that believed in the working mans rights, not the new liberal one that gives our money away to whom them deem unfortunate. Then things will go back to normal, after and when we finally take our country back!!!
john March 13, 2012 at 01:40 PM
who in jersey has any class anyway ? media blows this sheeet outta proportion all the time.. hey, i aint messing with the big man ! ! go christie ! !
WhyohWhy March 13, 2012 at 01:50 PM
I know I am gonna get slammed here for saying this, but I'm going to nonetheless. You really have to read the whole aritcle on this.... The Vet in question is a known troublemaker at all these town meetings. Not just with Christie. This is NOT the first time he has been asked to leave a public Polictical meeting. Did Christie handle it appropriately probably not. BUT did the Navy Seal(which by the way shows NO Bearing) show proper respect to his Gov. ? I think not. Its really a two way street, no ? Just bc this man served in the Armed Forces doesn't mean he should be shown any different respect when he infact did the same thing. If you want to be treated with respect then you better damn well show respect !!! I am by no means saying I agree with the way Christie handled it but if it had been me and that guy, navy seal or not, heckled me like he did and did not conduct himself in an adult civil manner like he was asked to in the first place, I think I would have answered him the same way ! Not everyone will agree with what A GOVERNOR will do or say, but that does not give you the right to act this way, at a public meeting no less, unless you are LOOKING for the attention which is JUST what he(the navy seal) was doing(and is famous for doing). Just my Opinion....
M'Linda Kula March 19, 2012 at 04:14 PM
This is the same Gov. who said I thought the (4) year battle to bring down the METH LAB next to a MILITARY FAMILY on Nautilus in Lacey TWP. was handled! He should have investigated this dangerous situation for himself. SHAME on you Gov. * By the way, the last (2) Gov.'s of ILL. are in jail for CORRUPTION. Our Gov. should CLEAN-UP OCEAN COUNTY. CHILDREN ARE DYING. I once respected you Gov. Christie!
a b t r July 08, 2012 at 09:46 PM
it make no difference if the man is a troublemaker at meetings, etc. An elected publie servant should have the intellengence and common sense to know how to talk and get his point across without being NASTY. Christie is a big mouth bully. If you don't agree with him he resorts to loud obnoxious reply...


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